You better have his honey because Winnie the Pooh is coming from you. The gruesome trailer for Rhys Frake-Waterfield’s twisted take on childhood classic Winnie the Pooh revealed the bear’s true animalistic tendencies. “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” centers on Pooh (Craig David Dowsett) and Piglet (Chris Cordell), who have survived years without food as Christopher Robin (Nikolai Leon) grew up and forgot about them. The duo gorge on Eeyore, only for Christopher to then introduce them to his new wife without realizing they have gotten “increasingly hungry and feral” since he was away.
“They get enraged when they see him, and all of their hatred that they’ve built up over the years unleashes and they go on this rampage,” director Frake-Waterfield explained during Dread Central’s “Development Hell” podcast. “It’s definitely Pooh and Piglet — it’s not just two people in a mask. The story is meant to be that they’ve gone on this onslaught from being kind of enraged by what’s happened to Christopher.”
“Winnie the Pooh” became public domain earlier this year due to its copyright expiration, and the brutal, bloody horror film take on the classic characters has since gone viral.
The cast also includes May Kelly, Natasha Tosini, Amber Doig-Thorne, and Richard D. Myers.
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is one of the six films director Frake-Waterfield currently has in post-production, according to IMDb. Additional camp B-movie titles include “Demonic Christmas Tree,” “Firenado,” “Sky Monster,” “Rise of the Loch Ness,” and “Dinosaur Prison.” His previous works include helming the short film “Go Viral,” writing “Spider in the Attic,” and producing seasonal horror films “Curse of Jack Frost” and “Easter Killing 2.”
Frake-Waterfield hinted that more Pooh Bear might be in the works if the deal is sweet enough.
“Hopefully we can ramp it up even more and go even more crazy and go even more kind of extreme,” Frake-Waterfield said on the podcast. “I’ve got lots of twisted and dark thoughts on what I want to put Pooh and Piglet through and what scenarios I want to put them in.”
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” does not yet have a release date.
Check out the trailer below.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey- 10 Facts about the dark version of classic Winnie the Pooh
While the people shook trying to come to terms with how things were depicted in the trailer, we gathered every possible information available about the film. We bring you the exclusive guide to Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
So, are you ready for this spooky version of Winnie the Pooh?
10 Facts about Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, the dark version of the classic Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is an R-rated (use of violence in the movie) Hollywood film full of intense and unpleasing action, drama, horror, and even dark comedy. The original language is English.
2. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey release date
An official release date is yet to be announced.
3. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey synopsis/plot
You will be seeing the cute Winnie and Piglet turned feral, going on a murderous rampage after being abandoned by Christopher Robin, who left the Hundred Acre Wood to discover his adulthood. Post abandonment, Pooh and Piglet became resentful as they had to go into the wild to take care of themselves, urging them to go back to their animal instincts. So, they are no longer your cute, fluffy characters but more like a vicious bear and pig duo who will go around in search of their prey.
The movie definitely will take you on a wild journey!
5. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey budget
The budget of this film is not yet revealed because (as said by the director) it is not exactly a Hollywood-level production film.
6. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey direction
Rhys Frake-Waterfield directed the movie as well as wrote the intriguing storyline. A.A. Milne also coordinated with him to rewrite the plot to avoid any kind of copyright issues.
The film is produced under the Jagged Edge Production company.
7. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey cast n crew
- Craig David Dowsett featuring Pooh Bear
- Chris Cordell featuring Piglet
- Nikolai Leon featuring Christopher Robin
- Amber Doig-Thorne featuring Alice
- May Kelly featuring Tina
- Natasha Tosini featuring Lara
- Maria Taylor featuring Maria
- Richard D. Myers featuring Logan
- Jase Rivers featuring John
- Danielle Ronald featuring Zoe
- Natasha Rose Mills featuring Jess
- Simon Ellis featuring Tucker
- Paula Coiz featuring Mary
- Marcus Massey featuring Colt
- Gillian Broderick featuring Therapist
- Danielle Scott featuring Mauled Women
- Bao Tieu featuring Caged man
- Richard Harfst featuring Barn Owner
8. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey rating
The movie caused a debate amongst the netizens and has received almost equal love, hate, excitement, and discontentment. However, no official rating is available.
9. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey weird facts
- Eeyore was eaten by Pooh and Piglet, his former friends.
- Pooh and Piglet are the ultimate cruel villains.
- The movie will balance horror and comedy (as if that provides any condolence).
- Tiger is not a part of the movie.
- Christopher Robin was unfair to both Pooh and Piglet.
10. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey behind-the-scenes
What do you think about this demonic version of Winnie the Pooh? Are you internally excited (we know we are – no judgments) about the release of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey? Tell us in the comments section below.
Winnie The Pooh’s Horror Movie Fixes One FNAF Adaptation Mistake
The horror movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey might be shocking the internet, but the creators have already side-stepped a major problem that has repeatedly tripped up the proposed Five Nights at Freddy’s movie adaptation.
The iconic character Winnie the Pooh recently entered the public domain, and the movie industry wasted no time in capitalizing on this fact. Thus, Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey, a subversive slasher movie retelling of the iconic children’s book series, will soon be released.
Unlike the family-friendly Winnie the Pooh that audiences are used to, Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey will depict a bloodthirsty, feral version of the character. He will still be joined by Piglet, but the pair will do a lot more gory killing than mild-mannered picnicking in this version of A.A. Milne’s original stories.
As objectionable as this take on the material is, Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey should at least be commended for avoiding the biggest mistake made by fellow children’s horror adaptation Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Per Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey’s director Rhys Frake-Waterfield (via Variety): “Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start expediting the edit and getting it through post-production as fast as we can.”
Another children’s horror adaptation, the repeatedly delayed then canceled Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, has emphatically not taken this approach. Based on the popular horror video game about a parlor haunted by murderous animatronics, the adaptation was announced in 2015, delayed in 2017, scrapped in 2018, scrapped again in 2020, and left in development hell, thus losing out on the height of the franchise’s once-huge popularity.
The premise of an R-rated horror retelling of Winnie-the-Pooh has a limited shelf life. Unlike the Five Nights at Freddy game, which spawned a string of successful sequels, Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey doesn’t have much in the way of a proof of concept.
The movie is relying largely on notoriety and a handful of promotional stills, meaning that the director’s decision to expedite the editing process to make the most of the pre-release hype is an understandable one. In contrast, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie does have the backing of Blumhouse studios, a large fanbase from the original games, and some impressively big creative names attached to the project.
However, both movies are horror projects that aim to shock audiences by turning a lovable icon of childhood innocence into a ruthless killing machine. While the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been attached to names like Chris Columbus and Gil Kenan over the years, Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey has the advantage of being a finished product ready for distribution.
Even if the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie went into production immediately, the adaptation would still have missed the height of the franchise’s popularity by almost a decade. Hype dies down fast, something that the director of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey wisely anticipated and the creators of Five Nights at Freddy’s movie adaptation learned the hard way.
What is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey based on?
The film is a slasher version produced by Jagged Edge Productions based on A.A.Milne’s 1926 children’s stories.
Is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey a real film?
No, it is not a real-life based film.
Is Christopher Robin in Blood and Honey?
Yes. Nikolai Leon features as Christopher Robin in the film.
What age rating is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey?
The movie is R-rated, which means you must be more than 18 years to watch it. If not, you should have an adult accompanying you.
Who owns Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey?
Disney owns it.
Is Tigger going to be in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey?